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Rachel Diaz Bastin

Darwin's Hawk Moth Print

Darwin's Hawk Moth Print

Regular price $40.00 USD
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When Charles Darwin saw the length of the nectar spur on the star orchid (Angraecum sesquipedale), with nectar hidden all the way at the bottom, he hypothesized that there must be a moth or butterfly with a 12 inch proboscis that could reach it.

Alfred Russel Wallace even drew up a "wanted" poster for this mystery lepidopteran. 

Years later, and sadly after Charles Darwin's death, the enigmatic sphinx moth (Xanthopan morganii), was found.

Because of their unique coevolution, this sphinx moth from Madagascar is the only insect that is able to pollinate the star orchid, a reminder of the beauty, fragility, and interconnectedness of the natural world.  

All my works are hand drawn colored pencil illustrations. They are Giclee printed on 100% cotton fibre, 290 gsm acid-free, conservation grade, Italian-milled fine art paper.

All art illustrated by Rachel Diaz-Bastin. Available in 3 sizes. Each fits standard sized mats and frames.

All prints signed by the artist. 


Shipping Info

Your order will be packed up for safe shipping and mailed out promptly within 1-3 business days of purchase. 

Free gift wrapping and gift message available upon request at checkout. 

8.5 x 11 and 12 x 16 inch prints will be shipped flat in rigid cardboard mailers.

All larger sized prints will be rolled and mailed in sturdy shipping tubes.

Sizing Info & Framing

Please see the size guide for more details. 

Custom matting & framing available. Email your special request for a quote. 





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